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! [ applause ] the nra poked their little head out. >> they were shocked. >> stephanie: who could ever have seen this coming except everyone? yeah they -- although i don't know. you have to hope this is hopeful. joe manchin the senator yesterday i hope that they will have a place at the table. who knows whether this means anything given their history. but they said they promised to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again. >> we'll see. >> stephanie: we'll have a news conference on friday. to answer questions. all right. that being said, our sexy liberal cause for the washington, d.c. show, the 19th is the brady center because again, i was looking at the numbers of how the degree to which they're outspent by the nra. and that's what usually drives the debate in washington, right? this is good news. the president -- [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] is actively supportive of the assault weapons ban. i was saying this yesterday, a lot of people are using the terms tipping point and i
the po the nae association a. the nra, the organization that really stifles any movement. >> the power are in the swing states. it is where the president has to win in pennsylvania, ohio, illinois, wisconsin. it is very important that they have the ability to have a victory in those states. the guns are big in those states with hunting being bigger in those states. after the assault weapons ban the democrats got swept out in 1994. everybody thought that even after gabrielle giffords was shot. in 2011 is that something would happen and that portion of the law did not go through. >> what would happen if the nra still less political power? >> this is an effluent community in connecticut with and what is a fluent -- and what is one to happen in six months, two months? does the president make this a state of the union. this is something that only grassroots power is going to have a victory. right now, the nra has a lock on a house in the senate. if you look of the contributions of a photo collection, 80 percent of the contributions from the republicans, of the -- republican convention. >> a
not stop it. >> the nra's blanket call to arm our schools is really nothing more than a distraction. >> reporter: some teachers in utah say they want more gun training. and organizers are already planning another class for the next holiday break. >> i can go up and over. >> reporter: cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> cecilia, thank you. >>> and now, made in america tonight and a hopeful sign from ford. the automaker announcing its plan to pump three quarters of a billion dollars into plants in michigan. 2,300 new jobs. >>> and speaking of made in america, our christmas challenge. and tonight, the big reveal here. the factories saying thank you for the joy and the jobs you created. merry christmas. it was the made in america christmas challenge. you can see the christmas lights are up. across the country, even the mall of america. inside, santa taking those requests. david muir with "world news." how are you? >> oh, good. how are you? >> reporter: i'm just curious. of those kids sitting on santa's lap, how much of what they're asking for is made in america? >> oh, oh. i guess -
gun violence. the nra is expected to speak out tomorrow in its first news conference since the tragedy. and abc's jake tapper joins us from the white house. with the very latest. you asked the president yesterday in the news conference, where have you been for four years on this issue to eradicate semiautomatic weapons? >> reporter: that's right. then-senator biden had written that ban into law in 1994. but it expired in 2004. the vice president will be meeting with chiefs of police who support reinstating that ban. and the president will be reaching out to lawmakers to try to come up with post-newtown solutions. president obama had promised the citizens of newtown meaningful action. and in a morning press conference, he explained what that meant. an administration focused on preventing future tragedies by focusing on mental health, culture, education, and gun control. >> the fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing. the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we can't steadily reduce the violence and prevent the very worst vi
dying breath i'm a proud owner and live time member with the nra i've always been i also have a responsible to say come to the table, i want to hear both sides. >> reporter: there will be more services today. abc news in new york reports there will be five funerals and six wakes there were nine funerals and wakes, yesterday including knows for a teacher and principal. the shooter and his mother nancy we heard about her concern for her son and his mental health. cnn is reporting the day before her death she returned from a short trip alone to a luxury resort in new hampshire. friends say in recent years she felt comfortable leaving adam at home, unsupervisedded. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> -- >>> santa clara county leaders will hold a vigil tonight for the victims of the school tragedy last night members of the bay area sikh community gathered to offer their prayers. after the vigil in fairfield, there was a discussion about issues related to the tradition including gun control and mental health aid. the congregation is inviting peep of all religions for another service sund
security guard on campus and another one nearby could not stop it. >> the nra's blanket call to arm our schools is really nothing more than a distraction. >> reporter: some teachers in utah say they want more gun training. and organizers are already planning another class for the next holiday break. cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> you didn't have any armed teachers when you grew up, did you? >> i did. i had an armed teacher, not a teacher, an officer and a drug sniffing dog to go around and sniff the lockers. but i never thought about whether they made me feel safe. >> what do you think now in retrospect, do you think it kept your school safe? >> it may have. i grew up in a small town. we never had too many bad things happen. >> the discussions come up after newtown. these are very important discussions people are having about how to keep schools safe. i think the question i would ask, where do you draw the line? if it's teachers that are armed, who is to say parents might not say we want to patrol our kid's school? i don't know the answers to that. it's very complicated. >> it
gun control saying we hear you. also today, the nra is explaining steps to prevent another tragedy. >>> and on wall street this morning, investors are growing more concerned that congress will fail to reach a deal to avoid that fiscal cliff at the end of the year. just last night, house speaker john boehner's so-called plan "b" to prevent tax increases failed in the house. >>> meantime, farmers are warning that milk prices could skyrocket to $6 or $8 a gallon. if congress fails to pass a new farm bill. >>> we have just learned that president obama will nominate john kerry as the next secretary of state to succeed hillary clinton. that official announcement is expected later this afternoon. and i think we should unlike this. it could soon cost you to send an e-mail on facebook. the company is testing out a new service that will charge $1 to guarantee that an e-mail you sent to a nonfriend gets into their inbox, reducing the chance of them mistaking it for spam. no. i hope you have a budget for that. >>> and finally, a special princess is celebrating a special birthday. disney's orig
interviewed nra's president david keene. >>> it is one week since the newtown, connecticut, school shooting which changed the gun control debate. short time ago americans paused to honor the 20 children and 6 women who were killed in that massacre. bell toll [ bell tolling ] church bells rang 26 times as newtown officials and residents stood with connecticut governor dan malloy. churches also rang their bells in washington and other cities. on thursday services were held for six of the people killed inside sandy hook elementary school. there was also a funeral in new hampshire for nancy lanza, the mother and first victim of gunman adam lanza. seth doane is in newtown where more funerals for the victims will be held this morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie and good morning to our viewers in the west. across the country, governors and mayors have called for a special day of mourning and a moment of silence to mark one week since this tragedy. >> it sucks. there's no reason for us to be here tonight. >> reporter: expressions of disbelief and grief echo
after the nra proposed putting an armed guard in every school. it was conducted among more than 1,000 adults with a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points. >>> administrators and school staff members in utah are learning how to handle guns. a firearm instructor organized an event to provide teachers with concealed weapons. it's one of a number of states that allow them to take them on school campuses. >> i think it's important to have protection because if you don't have it we're sitting ducks. >> gun rights advocates estimate about 240 teachers in utah are licensed to carry concealed weapons. it's not known how many do so at school. >> this weekend thousands of people from across the country are headed to webster new york for services honoring two firefighters killed on duty. they were gunned down trying to put out a fire on christmas eve. the gunman torched his home and opened fire and later committed suicide. the two firefighters will be buried sunday and monday. those from around the u.s. are there for the funerals and thanks to local donations many are staying a
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